Burbank and Burroughs High Schools held Career Technical Education (CTE) Days on February 20 and 21 in the schools’ auditoriums. Thousands of each school’s students were able to visit with varying career and education representatives during classes and lunch.
Coordinated by Diana Dysthe, Regional Occupation Program (ROP) Counselor for BUSD, representatives from Burbank city services like Water & Power, Police, Fire, Public Works, film industry business including special effects, makeup and film schools and the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines were on hand to talk with interested students.
Schools and universities including Woodbury, Syracuse, Musicians Institute, Santa Fe, Burbank Adult School, ITT-Tech, LAVC, Mt. Sierra, Otis College of Art & Design, CSUN, Le Cordon Bleu, Academy of Art, Columbia, DeVry, FIDM, Westwood, Culinary Institute, Arts Institute, Marinello’s School of Beauty, NY Film Academy, California Institute for the Arts, New School of Architecture & Design, Everest College and Columbia College also had tables at the event and plenty of information to hand out to students.
Animal care, medical and nursing, aviation, information communication and technology career speakers were some of the additional options available for students to learn more. The event was sponsored by Ralph’s, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, Fresh n’ Easy, Chevy’s, Domino’s and Corner Bakery, provided snacks and drinks for exhibitors and spokespersons.
Student representatives of the ROP program, which includes all manner of technical, creative and practical work also spoke about different aspects of the high school program and preparation for the world after secondary school with their fellow students.
The events at both high schools were very successful, according to Dysthe. Teachers brought many classes to the career day events and hundreds of students filled the gymnasium at a time, gathering information and talking and thinking about their futures.